Definitions of carver

  1. United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes ( 1864- 1943)
  2. someone who carves the meat
  3. makes decorative wooden panels
  4. One who carves; one who shapes or fashions by carving, or as by carving; esp. one who carves decorative forms, architectural adornments, etc.
  5. A large knife for carving.
  6. One who carves: a sculptor.
  7. One who cuts meat at talde; a sculptor; a large knife used at table for carving.

Usage examples for carver

  1. With much to- do his friends and parents raised money enough to put him out apprentice to a chair- carver, with whom he lived easily and honestly during the space of his apprenticeship, coming out of it with the character of an honest religious young lad, which he maintained after he was set up and married. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  2. From carelessness in not covering the latter with paper, it is sometimes dried up, to the great disappointment of the carver. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  3. The wood- carver had very little chance of success unless he was also an artist, as he usually was. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  4. In the middle classes this duty is not unusually taken by the wife of a man whom business may often detain from his home; and a skilful and economical carver is no bad helpmate for a hard- working professional man. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  5. But I am making good with Mr. Carver, and that's the thing right now. – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  6. Captain Carver joined him. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  7. Carver paid no heed to the invitation. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  8. The dish should not be too far off the carver, as it gives an awkward appearance, and makes the task more difficult. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  9. I guess Carver wasn't awfully pleased at first when he found we had to stay. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  10. " This visitor of mine," thought the master, " is a curious carver; but I will try him once more at supper." – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  11. The side- bones are now to be taken off; and to do this, the lower end of the back should be turned from the carver, who should press the point of the knife through the top of the backbone, near the centre, bringing it down towards the end of the back completely through the bone. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  12. The sideboard is laden with costly plate; the lamps are, or soon will be, alight upon their tall shafts or hanging from their chains; the stand for the carver is awaiting its load. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  13. I think part of the trouble with Carver is that he's just one of us out here. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase